The Best Banana bread

The Best Banana bread

Banana bread has always been a firm favourite of mine. I love the moist deliciousness of this bread and the divine smell it creates in the kitchen. I also love the fact that it’s called banana “bread” meaning it’s not technically cake and you can consume lots of it in one go. 😉

This wholemeal banana bread is healthy spin on regular recipes. Despite the misleading name “banana bread”, most recipes tend to be pretty sugar-laden and cake-like. This version however is lower in calories, packed with added fibre from the wholemeal flour and it’s fairly low in sugar too. The bananas and a dash of coconut sugar give these squares a subtle sweetness. I threw in some chopped walnuts for some added texture and healthy fats. These would be perfect for a snack on the go or alongside a nice cuppa!

This recipe is SO easy. You can use a food processor or a good old fashioned bowl and spoon. All you need is 8 ingredients.

  • Tip: If you don’t have coconut sugar, no worries! Substitute with brown sugar/ maple syrup or regular sugar if you need to. 🙂

Banana bread

(healthier, low sugar version)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 9
Calories 255 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Square baking tin
  • Oven
  • Spoon


  • 3 large bananas ( very ripe/mashed)
  • 70 g coconut sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (slightly softened)
  • 330 g wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 30g chopped walnuts


  • Add all wet ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly : bananas, egg yolks, vanilla essence, coconut oil.
  • Add flour, coconut sugar and baking soda and stir well until combined.
  • Stir in walnuts (save a few to add to the top of the bread before cooking)
  • Add the mixture to a well greased square baking tin/loaf tin.
  • Bake at 180 degrees C in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until risen and golden colour.
  • Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before dividing into 9 squares/slices.


Macronutrient breakdown per serving:
Protein 5g
Fat 7g
Carbohydrate 41g

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  1. Anita

    5 stars
    Thoroughly enjoyed it – cooked as per times suggested and was light + fluffy & delicious.

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